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Josh Allen

Josh Allen

QB - BUF
Height: 6' 5"Weight: 237 lbsAge: 24College: Wyoming

Week 8 Outlook

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Week Rank (ECR) QB #8
Projection 20.2 pts

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Allen seems to have regressed over the past few weeks and this offense has come crashing back down to earth. With that being said, Allen is running the ball more than he was previously. As long as he's doing that, Allen should be viewed as a safe option to plug into your lineup every single week.

He was in the running for league MVP through three weeks. Just three weeks later, his fantasy managers are pulling their hair out. Last week was the first one Allen didn't throw at least two touchdowns, so it's not full-blown panic mode, but we're starting to see shades of the quarterback we saw in 2019. Can he get back on track against a Patriots defense that hasn't been nearly as good as many expected? Did you know the Patriots have allowed 8.58 yards per attempt, which is the second-highest mark in football, behind only the Falcons? The reason we haven't seen massive numbers against them is due to lack of volume, as their opponents have averaged just 59.2 plays per game and have chosen to run the ball 50.1 percent of the time, which is the second-highest rate in football. The only quarterback who averaged less than 7.88 yards per attempt was Ryan Fitzpatrick way back in Week 1. So, it's clearly a different team than the one Allen struggled with last year when he threw for just 361 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions in the two games combined. He did rush for 69 yards and a touchdown in those games, which certainly helps. It's also good to see Allen rush 19 times over the last two weeks (for 103 yards), as he'd rushed just 15 times in the previous four games combined. We also can't pretend that his floor is that low considering he's played poorly the last three weeks but has still scored 15.1 or more points in every game. This seems to be a slow-paced game, which concerns me, but Allen remains in the mid-to-low-end QB1 territory.

The Patriots are 4th against fantasy quarterbacks and Allen has cooled the last 3 weeks, averaging only 16.93 fantasy points per game. Allen is a high-end QB2 in a tough matchup.

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